The Guidance  (1.1)

  1. NO ARFs! Fiberglass fuselage is acceptable.
  2. The work must be performed by you.
  3. The model can be constructed from sheet foam, built-up balsa, composits or a monocoque structure to a resin impregnated material such as fiberglass, carbon fiber, Kevlar or Wood.
  4. The model must be a fixed wing or variable geometry wing aircraft utilizing any acceptable propulsion that Little Field can support (e.g. Nitro, Gas, Electric or EDF). We have not researched pulse jets, but if the field meets the requirement, it is okay. Gas turbines are not authorized. If the aircraft has no propulsion at all, a high start, tow plane or winch system will be allowed to launch the aircraft.
  5. Balsa-covered foam cored wings are permissible.
  6. Aircraft must remain under the 55 pounds limit.
  7. At least 20 pictures must be shared with the club via the website or Facebook during the construction and no later than May 31st, 2019.
  8. It is permissible to continue a project that was started previously so long as at least half of the effort remains in construction. Motor and radio install is not considered a part of construction.
  9. The club will host a Maiden Day at Little Field on June 1st, 2019.
  10. The Aircraft cannot be flown prior to the Maiden Day. Pilots are encouraged to break in their engines prior to the event.
  11. Prior to the maiden flight, the aircraft will be inspected by at least one other member to ensure the aircraft is safe and ready for the flight.
  12. Following all flights on the Maiden Day, all members present at the field will vote on the most outstanding model from a field of aircraft that "succeeded" during their maiden flight. A "successful" flight is one where the aircraft is able to make a second flight following the maiden without repair. The results will be the "Popular Vote" and constitute 50% of the total points possible.
  13. The other 50% of the points awarded will be judged independently by three different judges, assigned by the president, and spread equally from the following five areas:
       (a) Construction Skill    (d) Attention to scale and/or Originality
       (b) Finishing                (e) Radio Install
       (c) Airworthiness
  14. The builder can hire a mercenary pilot for the maiden flight if nerves or lack of skill may result in the builder being awarded the crash trophy for the year.
  15. The winner will receive the KARCS Master Builder Hat, be the next awardee of the KARCS Master Builder Perpetual Trophy and have the choice of either his/her dues in the KARCS or the AMA covered by the Club. Second place will get whatever the winner did not want.
  16. The President reserves the right to change, modify or completely rewrite these rules in order to ensure the most participation and fun possible by the most members possible. Any ties or "issues" will be resolved by a council comprised of the President, the Vice President and the Secretary/Treasurer.

Questions & entry applications should be sent to the president (president@kitsaparcs.org)


Maiden-flight Day

Saturday started out cool and overcast, but by the time the competition started, it was warm and clear with just a light wind out of the south.
Greg elected not to compete and Brian's Jezebel was unfinished.

Mark had a great flight including several acrobatic maneuvers. KC's was a little rocky, but he managed to stay aloft and actually landed. Duane had more trouble and crashed on landing, taking out his undercarriage.

After successful second flights, Mark was declared the winner and KC took second. Congratulations to all the participants.

KC never looked better
Brian's Jezebel
Brian's Jezebel
Duane's Eclipson Y
Greg's Slick
Greg's Slick
Greg's Slick
Greg's Slick
KC's Sig Doubler
Marc's Slowflyer
AKA, The One Week Wonder

Entrants


KC Patton KC has selected a SIG Doubler for the competition
Click here for KC's pictures



Duane Barrett Duane has chosen a 3D-printed plastic Eclipson Y
Click here for Duane's pictures


Mark Erickson Mark is building a 3D Slowflyer
Click here for Mark's pictures


Greg Tinius Greg is doing a (near) total Slick rebuild
Click here for Greg's pictures


Brian Campbell Brian is building a Jezebel
Click here for Brian's pictures

See the    Kitsap ARCS Facebook®Page    for more entrants.